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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Specialty Drugs: An Approaching Tsunami in Workers’ Compensation Costs?

Earlier this year, myMatrixx, a company specializing in pharmacy and ancillary services for workers’ compensation programs, forecast in a Webinar broadcast that drug treatment costs in these programs are poised to rise exponentially. Their projected acceleration of costs is attributed to acceleration...

California: Firefighter Presumption Extension Given Retroactive Effect

The 2nd District Court of Appeals has reversed a W.C.A.B. decision which had refused to apply the presumption of causation for cancer to a firefighter based on the amendment to Labor Code § 3212.1 which became effective after diagnosis but before trial. In Lozano v W.C.A.B ., the dependents of...

The Evolving Risk of Firefighter Cancer: Toxic New Building Materials and Racial Disparities in Developing Cancer

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Firefighters are a breed apart. From the 9/11 first responders who disappeared into the World...

Virginia: Even With Firefighter’s Presumption, Claimant Fails to Show Causal Connection Between Employment and Prostate Cancer

In addition to its special statutory presumptions of compensability favoring firefighters and police officers claiming respiratory and heart diseases connected with the exertions of their employment, Virginia adds a separate presumption favoring that same group of public servants who contract cancer...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/28/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 10 October 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...

California Workers’ Compensation: 2015 Year in Review

By Julius Young, Esq., Richard M. Jacobsmeyer, Esq., Barry D. Bloom, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Herlick, California Workers' Compensation Handbook This 2016 edition is the 35th edition of Herlick, California Workers’ Comp Handbook (hereinafter “Herlick”). The latest Herlick Handbook...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (7/7/2016)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 6 June 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...